The most popular news story yesterday on AJC.com was about how the wife of a Snellville man accused of kidnapping and raping another woman is shocked by these accusations.
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“No one is more shocked about the rape and kidnapping charges pending against Snellville businessman David Jansen than his wife of 24 years.”
” ‘She said this was not the husband and father that she had known,’ divorce attorney Margaret Washburn said Monday of her client, Christy Lynn Jansen. ‘They have known each other for 33 years. This was totally unexpected.’ ”
“Christy Jansen thought her husband was away on a business trip until an Atlanta Police officer showed up on her doorstep last week, Washburn said.”
“That’s when Christy Jansen, 46, learned what her husband allegedly kidnapped a 24-year-old woman in Atlanta on Tuesday, drove her to a rented cabin near Gatlinburg, Tenn., and raped her. Police said the kidnapping was foiled when a pizza deliveryman who brought Jansen dinner several hours later saw the captive woman and called 911.”
“Washburn said that Jansen’s wife had noticed his demeanor becoming more withdrawn and less active in the past four or five years. Washburn said it was not a change that Christy Jansen saw as a warning sign, and she did not know what brought on the change.”
“The Jansens have two children, a son, 22, and an 18-year-old daughter. She filed for divorce on Friday in Gwinnett County Superior Court.”
We obviously have no idea if this man is guilty of the crimes of which he’s accused, but the story does prompt some interesting philosophical questions:
1. Do you think you would know if your spouse were capable of kidnap or rape?
2. What about murder?
3. What about adultery?
4. If your husband were accused of these types of things, would you stand by your man?
5. Do you think it’s odd that this man’s wife filed for divorce so quickly? Would you file for divorce or wait and see what is proved out in court?
6. Do you think in talking to your spouse in jail that you would be able to determine for certain if he committed the crimes before it even went to trial?